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S.O.B.’s Wild Kingdom: German Shepherd Gets Head Stuck In Hole, Makes Internet Sad

This is Rebel. He’s an eight-month-old German Shepherd from Desert Hot Springs, California. Rebel got himself into quite the sticky situation by sticking his head where it shouldn’t have been stuck. Obviously.

Rebel’s terrifying ordeal (and its thankfully happy ending (via msnbc):

Luckily, the pooch wasn’t in any serious danger and could breathe OK, officers determined when they arrived at 12:30 p.m. (But we’re sad to say that, yes, that red stuff in the photo above is blood; Rebel injured his “eyebrows” a bit while thrashing around as he tried to free himself.)

It would be too risky to break down the wall, so the two officers helped Rebel wiggle his way out. “Somehow he got in through there, so we knew we could get him out,” said Sgt. James Huffman. One officer gently pushed the dog’s head back through the hole (after Huffman protected the animal’s ears by tucking them back), while the other cautiously pulled and nudged his body.

“He let us know if we were pushing too hard – but he kept working right along with us,” Huffman said in a statement. “He helped a lot. You could see his hind legs stiffen to assist in the direction we were going. He knew we were there to save him.”

Poor Rebel. And you think you were having a bad day.

German shepherd freed after head stuck in 18-inch-thick wall [msnbc]